Frank Vogl

Frank Vogl, resident in Washington DC, is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on corruption. He writes and lectures on Russia’s oligarchs, China’s kleptocracy and the growing threat to Western democracy posed by corrupt autocracies across the globe.

Frank is the co-founder of the world’s largest anti-corruption, not-for-profit organization, Transparency International, that has affiliates in over 100 countries. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Partnership for Transparency Fund that works with civil society organizations to counter graft in the poorest nations. His new book (November 2021) – “The Enablers; How the West Supports Kleptocrats and Corruption-Endangering Our Democracy,” has been the number one bestseller on Amazon’s in the “Public Policy” category.

The former chief spokesman for the World Bank, Frank was born in the UK, graduated from the University of Leeds, and came to the U.S. as the U.S. Economics Correspondent for The Times (UK). Frank is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, teaching a graduate course on “Corrupt, Conflict Resolution and Security.”

Frank is a frequent contributor to the international media service – – on issues of global corruption. In 2022, he has appeared on CNN International, PBS’s Amanpour & Company, on the BBC, and on many radio shows and podcasts covering current affairs. He contributed articles in early 2022 to the Boston Globe, NBC’s “Think Opinion,” and other media.

As a journalist, first for Reuters in London and Brussels, then in 1970 as the European Business Correspondent of The Times (UK) from Frankfurt, Germany, and thereafter for eight years for The Times in Washington DC, he contributed to many leading American media, including Newsweek, The Washington Post, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. He lectured extensively about economics. And, from 1990 to 2017 he served as President of his own international economics and finance communications company, Vogl Communications, Inc., with clients that included major economic development institutions and the leading global association of banks, the Institute of International Finance.